Y.M.C.A. writer does not want song to become gay protest anthem of Sochi 2014

Village People's Y.M.C.A. should not become the anthem of activists protesting against Russia's controversial anti-gay propaganda law during Sochi 2014, the song's writer has claimed.

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Protests against the law, introduced in June last year after being signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, have so far overshadowed the build-up to next month’s Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

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Y.M.C.A has been suggested as an unofficial anthem for those against the law but the man who penned the lyrics claims that, contrary to popular belief, it was never written as a song for the gay community.

“If they want to use the song that way, go right ahead, but I think it’s silly because the lyrics were written by me as an expression of urban youths having fun at the Y.M.C.A.,” Victor Willis, the original lead singer of Village People, told World Entertainment News Network.

“The words were crafted by me to be taken any number of ways but not specific to gays.

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